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FAULKNER HOSPITAL 



TRAINING SCHOOL FOR NURSES 



FAULKNER HOSPITAL 



TRAINING SCHOOL FOR NURSES 



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THE FAULKNER HOSPITAL CORPORATION 

1924-1925 



President 

Nelson Curtis 



BOARD OF TRUSTEES 



Vice-President 
Charles J. Nichols 



Treasurer 
Ingersoll Bowditch, 111 Devonshire Street, Boston 

Secretary 
Miss Emily G. Denny 



Miss Cornelia Bowditch 
Samuel Cabot 
Mrs. Henry B. Chapin 
Herbert L. Hammond 



Miss Ellen C. Morse 
Ernest L. Rueter 
Channing W. Souther 
George W. Wheelwright 



Mr. Rueter 



Finance Committee 

Mr. Curtis, Chairman 

Mr. Wheelwright 



Mr. Bowditch 



Executive Committee 

Mr. Curtis, Chairman 
Dr. F. G. Balch 



Miss Ladd 



Training School Committee 



Mrs. Chapin, Chairman 
Miss Morse 



Dr. Young 
Miss Bowditch 



Miss Ladd 
Mr. Rueter 



MEDICAL AND SURGICAL STAFF 

Advisory Physician 
Henry Jackson, M.D. 

Consulting Physician 
Henry W. Broughton, M.D. 

Medical Staff 
Franklin C. Jillson, M.D. John S. H. Leard, M.D. 

Burton E. Hamilton, M.D. W. Richard Ohler, M.D. 

Surgeon 
Franklin G. Balch, M.D. 

Assistant Surgeons 
Arthur N. Broughton, M.D. Edward L. Young, M.D. 

Junior Assistant Surgeons 
Horace K. Sowles, M.D. Harvard H. Crabtree, M.D. 

House Officer 
John Wesley Cline, Jr. 

Consulting Specialist 

Pathologist and Bacteriologist 
Albert E. Steele, M.D. 

Roentgenologist 
L. B. Morrison, M.D. 

Obstetrics 
James R. Torbert, M.D. 

For Diseases of the Eye Orthopedic Surgeon 

Henry B. Stevens, M.D. Lloyd T. Brown, M.D. 

For Diseases of the Nose and Throat 
To be appointed 

Dermatologist 
E. Lawrence Oliver, M.D. 

For Diseases of Children 
William W. Howell, M.D 

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FACULTY AND NURSING STAFF 

Director School of Nursing 

Frances C. Ladd, R.N. 
Graduate of Massachusetts General Hospital 

Assistant Director 

Hilda M. Torrop, R.N. 
Graduate of Faulkner Hospital 

Second Assistant Director 

Dorothy Z. Silver, R.N. 
Graduate of Faulkner Hospital 

Night Supervisor 

Elmira McQuarrie, R.N. 
Graduate of Baptist Hospital 

Operating Room Supervisor 

Olga I. Warburton, R.N. 
Graduate of Faulkner Hospital 

Assistant Obstetrical Supervisor 

Edna D. Price, R.N. 
Graduate of Baptist Hospital 

Surgical and Medical Supervisor 

Marjorie L. Bell, R.N. 
Graduate of Faulkner Hospital 



LECTURES AND INSTRUCTORS 

Frances C. Ladd, R.N. 
Professional Problems. 
Ethics. 
History of Nursing. 

Dorothy Z. Silver, R.N. 
Anatomy and Physiology. 
Theory and Practice of Nursing. 

Hilda M. Torrop, R.N. 
Obstetrical Nursing. 
Advance Theory of Nursing. 

Olga I. Warburton, R.N. 
Surgical Technique. 
Bandaging. 

Elizabeth E. Sullivan, R.N. 
Materia Medica. 
Drugs and Solutions. 

House Officer. 

Public Sanitation. 
Elementary Chemistry. 
Bacteriology. 

Elizabeth Hatlow. 
Massage. 

Harold I. Brown. 
Chemistry. 

Henry W. Broughton, M.D. 
Contagious Diseases. 

Horace K. Sowles, M.D. 
Pathology. 
Gynecology. 
Surgical Diseases. 

Robert M. Green, M.D. 
Embryology. 

James R. Torbert, M.D. 
Raymond S. Titus, M.D. 
William W. Howell, M.D. 
Obstetrics. 

Instruction in Pediatrics, Children's Hospital. 

Instruction in Medical and Surgical Nursing and Out-Pationt Clinics at the 
Massachusetts General Hospital. 



GENERAL INFORMATION 



THE Faulkner Hospital was founded in 1903 by Dr. and 
Mrs. Faulkner in memory of their daughter. 

The Hospital is beautifully located on Centre Street, Jamaica 
Plain, opposite the Arnold Arboretum, a district which is a 
part of Boston offering many other educational opportunities. 

The Hospital is directed by a Corporation and Board of 
Trustees and is financed by a fund left by Dr. Faulkner, by 
donations, and receipts of patients. 

There is now a capacity of seventy-five beds with a daily 
average of sixty-two patients. 

The Training School for Nurses was organized the same 
year that the Hospital was established, and offers a three years' 
course to young women desiring to learn the art of nursing. 
It is registered both in Massachusetts and New York States. 
Therefore, our graduates are eligible to take registration 
examinations and to practice as registered nurses. Registra- 
tion is a requirement of many states and nursing organizations, 
such as the Red Cross, Public Health, administrative and 
many other forms of nursing. 

Applicants 

It is desirable that the prospective pupil should apply to 
the Superintendent of Nurses in person, accompanied by her 
mother or some relative interested in her welfare. 

All applicants will make application in writing on the blanks 
furnished upon request. A photograph, to be filed with the 
record, should accompany the application. 

Applicants will be interviewed by appointment. 

Education 

The minimum educational requirement is two years High 
School, which should include English, Latin or French, Arith- 
metic or Algebra, History or Civics, and a Science. 

Preference is given to applicants who have had a complete 
High School education or its equivalent. 

Age and Physique 

It is desired that the candidate be between twenty and 
thirty years old, of good physique and without organic 
defects. 

It is requested that the applicant have her teeth examined 
and all necessary dentistry attended to before entrance. 



Admission 
Classes will be admitted in September and January. 

Probationary Period — Acceptance 

The preliminary course of probation will extend over a period 
of four months, during which time the pupil receives a course 
in the Theory and Practice of Nursing, which is so designed 
that she may become familiar with the responsibilities of the 
Nursing Profession. 

The Director of the School of Nursing decides as to the pro- 
bationer's fitness for the work and whether she shall be retained 
or dismissed at the end of the probationary period. She may 
also, with the approval of the Training School Committee, 
terminate the student's connection at any time for reasons 
which may seem to them sufficient. 

Before acceptance into the school, each pupil will receive a 
physical examination by a member of the staff, so that if she 
has any organic defect she will not be allowed to continue her 
work to the detriment of her health. In case special shoes, 
plates or corsets are prescribed, the pupil must provide them. 
Nurses are advised to be inoculated against Typhoid Fever. 
An opportunity to receive this treatment will be given during 
the probationary period. 

Hours of Duty 

The Day Nurses are allowed one-half day off duty during 
the week, also one-half day on Sunday or its equivalent. For 
the remaining five days they are scheduled for eight hours' 
duty daily. 

The Night Nurses are on duty for ten hours each night 
for a period of four weeks, generally, at the end of which time 
one and one-half days are given for rest and recreation. Should 
an emergency arise, the pupils may have to remain on duty 
for a longer period of hours, in which case we endeavor to make 
up the time lost. 

Vacations 

Four weeks will be allowed each student during the first 
and second year. The date at which vacations are given being 
subject to the necessities of the School and Hospital. A leave 
of absence will be granted for only very exceptional causes. 



Illness 

All students when ill are cared for gratuitously for a reason- 
able length of time, but all time lost for sickness or otherwise 
must be made up. 



Examinations 

Examinations are held at the end of each course. The 
general standing of the student is based not only upon the 
result of these examinations, but also upon class work, the 
character of practical work done in the hospital, and daily 
life and deportment. The passing grade is 75%. Failure to 
maintain a satisfactory standard will be considered a sufficient 
reason for terminating the pupil's connection with the School. 



Expenses 

No tuition is charged. On entering the School, a deposit of 
$15.00 is required for breakage at the Hospital. The student 
will furnish her own uniforms of material and pattern selected 
by the School; also text-books and class outlines. The cost 
of these latter items during the first year is approximately 
covered by $15.00. 

During the entire course the pupil is maintained at the 
expense of the Hospital and is allowed a reasonable amount 
of laundry. 

After the preliminary course is completed the pupil is given 
an allowance of $10.00 monthly to cover expenses of uniforms, 
books, and so forth. 



Probationers' Equipment 

Directions for making uniforms and aprons will be enclosed 
in the acceptance letter. The following articles are necessary : 

Four cotton uniforms like sample. 

Fourteen aprons, according to the required pattern. 

The collars should be purchased from Jordan Marsh Co., 
Boston, Mass. 

Four sets of plain, strong underclothing, including washable 
colored petticoats for duty. 

One or two pairs of comfortable black shoes or boots with 
low, broad rubber heels. They should not be new, as shoes 
may be prescribed if deemed necessary before acceptance into 
the School. 

Bath robe and slippers. 

Two laundry bags (washable material) . 

Raincoat and rubbers. 

One washable sweater. (Navy blue — coat style.) 

Watch with second hand (wrist watch not allowed). 

All clothing must be plainly marked with owner's name in 
full. 

Three blankets are supplied by the Hospital. Any extra 
covering must be provided by the nurse. 



COURSE OF STUDY 



JUNIOR YEAR, INCLUDING PRELIMINARY COURSE 

Anatomy and Physiology. Time, 84 Hours. 

A study of the structure and functions of the normal body 
from the standpoint of nursing. 

Practical Nursing. Time, 106 Hours. 

This course is designed to give a clear understanding of the 
fundamental principles of nursing; to develop habits of obser- 
vation, system, economy, and to establish a finished technique 
in Nursing Practice. Instruction is given by means of lectures, 
recitations, demonstrations and practice periods under direct 
supervision, both in the classrooms and on the wards. 

Ethics. Time, 10 Hours. 

A series of talks concerning the principles of nursing ethics 
and etiquette and their relation to nurses' work. 

Drugs and Solutions. Time, 10 Hours. 
A study of apothecaries' and metric systems. The prepara- 
tion and use of solutions used on the wards. 

Lectures, Recitations and Laboratory Work. 

Bacteriology. Time, 16 Hours. 
A study of microoganisms, particularly as they affect the 
human body. Methods and conditions of growth, sources and 
modes of infection, also immunity, vaccines and serums. 
Lectures, Recitations and Laboratory Work. 

Chemistry. Time, 16 Hours. 

Serves to give the student a more intelligent practical appli- 
cation of chemistry, as applied to dietetics, materia medica, 
physiology and general nursing subjects. 

Dietetics. Time, 36 Hours. 
A study dealing with food principles and nutritive value, 
food productions, principles of cookery, and preparation of 
beverages. The course is supplemented by four weeks in 
the diet kitchen, where practice is given in the preparation of 
food, infant formulae, setting and serving of tra3^s. Excursions 
are made to market under supervision of the dietitian. 
Lectures and Laboratory Work. 

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Bandaging and Medical and Surgical Emergencies. 
Time, 18 Hours. 

Instruction is given in materials used and methods of ap- 
plying various bandages, followed by a short course covering 
various nursing emergencies. 

Hygiene and Sanitation. Time, 20 Hours. 

This covers the principles of personal hygiene and public 
sanitation, such as water supply, sewage and garbage disposal. 



INTERMEDIATE YEAR 

Medical Diseases. Time, 50 Hours. 

Includes a general course in medical, contagious and mental 
diseases.— Lectures and Bedside Clinics. 

Surgical Diseases. Time, 42 Hours. 

Includes general surgical diseases, elements of pathology, 
urinalysis, gynecology, and orthopedics. 

Lectures, Recitations and Bedside Clinics. 

Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat. Time, 8 Hours. 

Includes the diseases, treatment and nursing care of these 
conditions. 

Materia Medica. Time, 20 Hours. 

A study of drugs from the standpoint of their therapeutic 
action, dosage, administration and toxicology. 

Lectures and Quizzes. 

Massage. Time, 12 Hours. 

Includes demonstrations and practice work in massage and 
manipulation. 

Advance Theory of Nursing. Time, 16 Hours. 

A course for the practical understanding of the principles 
underlying the more advanced procedures in medical and 
surgical nursing. — Lectures, Recitations and Demonstrations. 

History of Nursing. Time, 10 Hours. 

A study of nursing history to stimulate interest and apprecia- 
tion of the nursing traditions and ideals established by the 
great leaders and pioneers of the profession. 

Lectures and Class Discussions. 

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SENIOR YEAR 

Obstetrical Nursing. Time, 50 Hours. 

Course is supplemented with six months' practical experi- 
ence in the Obstetrical Department, including nursery, de- 
livery room and supply room. 

Lectures, Demonstrations and Recitations. 

Special Lectures. Time, 10 Hours. 

1. Public Health. 

2. Social Service. 

3. Skin Diseases. 

4. Oral Hygiene. 

5. Serum-therapy. 

6. Hydro-therapy. 

7. Invalid Occupation. 

8. Industrial Nursing. 

9. History of the Hospital. 

10. Hospital Expenditures and Economy. 

Professional Problems. Time, 8 Hours. 

A study of ethical conduct as applied to the graduate nurse, 
preparing her to meet greater responsibilities. 



AFFILIATIONS 

Pediatrics. Time: Classes and Lectures, 44 Hours. 

Practical, 3 Months. 

This course is given at the Children's Hospital, Boston, 
Massachusetts. It is planned to give the student a thorough 
knowledge of symptomatology and pathology of infants and 
children, hereditary defects, diseases of nutrition and infant 
feeding. — Lectures, Demonstrations and Recitations. 

Dispensary, Medical and Surgical Work. 

Time : Medical Classes, Lectures, and Clinics — 30 Hours. 

Affiliation with the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, 
Massachusetts. Time, 4 Months. 

The course is planned to give the student her medical in- 
struction, together with extra surgical work. It also offers 
interesting work in their large Out-Patient Department which 
acquaints the pupils with that branch of nursing. 

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